1.040 -- 1.014
6 lbs Marris Otter
3 lbs Munich (9L)
3 lbs Toasted Malt
2 lbs Flaked Wheat
1 lb 80L Crystal
.5 lb Chocolate Malt
Hops: Hops: Hops:
1.50 oz East Kent Goldings (5.6% AA)
7 gallons strike water
1.9 gallons absorbed
+1 gallon boiling water (mash out)
at least 8 gallons sparge water needed.
Brewday Notes and Reflections:
Mashed in at 7:55 AM. Meeting to add a little more boiling water because mash temp is too low.
I managed to get it up to about 157° with about 45 minutes to go.
First runnings: 1.061.
Pre-boil gravity 1.033.
Final gravity: 1.040.
All done at 2:20 PM.
Bullfrog Brown Notes:
11.4.13 - pitched yeast (S-04)
Temptation ToadHalf of this batch will be fermented with a yeast and bacteria cultured from a bottle of Russian River Supplication and a bottle of Temptation from the same brewery. I built the culture up starting with about a half liter of 1.030 wort, then ramping it up to a full liter once the fermentation subsided. Then I sent the following inquiry to Russian River Brewing Company:
"Supplication and Temptation Dregs -- What do I have?
Hello. I have been building up a culture from the dregs of the two beers I mentioned above. I would like to use this to ferment one of my next batches. I know there has to be some Pedio and Brett in there, but I wonder if you know more specifically what else may be living in there. Is there any Saccromyces, or is it all Brett and bugs? EIther way, I still plan to use this culture to ferment a brown ale I will brew soon.
THank you for any insight you may be able to provide."
...and got the following response from Vinnie Cilurzo, their head brewer:
"Thanks for the email, you have a mix of Sacc, Brett, and bacteria. The Sacc is a wine yeast we use to bottle condition with. The Temptation would contribute some pretty fresh Brett as we use some in the bottle and the bacteria we used in the barrel also has a bunch of wild yeast but the bacteria component is probably on the light side in quantity as it was added early on. In general though you should be able to grow it up in low gravity low or un-hopped wort along with some apple juice (unfiltered) at a ratio of 80% wort and 20% apple juice."
Russian River Brewing Company
For the next step, I ramped it up to about three quarts, adding unfiltered apple juice to account for about 20% of the total of the final culture volume.
Temptation Toad Notes:
11.4.13 -- pitched culture (70 degrees)